Category Archives: Non-Fiction

#Review: ‘Bullied Kids Speak Out’ by Jodee Blanco #COYER

A follow-up title to Jodee Blanco’s previous book, Please Stop Laughing at Me…, this book contains personal stories by high school and college students who were bullied and what they did about it. It’s a very hopeful book, even... Read More | Share it now!

“I” before “e” except ‘Between You & Me’ by Mary Norris #Review #COYER

I am that friend on Facebook who shudders when I see you’ve written “Which do you like better – cars or plane’s?” And (not-so-silently) judges you for not knowing the difference between possession and plural. I am... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives’

I think you have to be over a certain age to be able to understand the whole pen pal phenomenon. I can remember different childrens’ shows offering the chance to communicate with someone your own age in a completely different culture. Kids... Read More | Share it now!

Review + GIVEAWAY: ‘Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir’ by Liz Prince

GIVEAWAY EXTENDED THROUGH THURSDAY, 11/13!!! Oh no. I feel a philosophical post coming on…be warned! Briefly: I’m not a huge (or middle-sized, even) reader of graphic novels. But when I was offered a chance to read Tomboy: A Graphic... Read More | Share it now!

Review & Giveaway: ‘Historical Heartthrobs: 50 Timeless Crushes from Cleopatra to Camus’ by Kelly Murphy

So I do love history. But, like most people, how much I get out of it certainly depends on the format in which it is presented. Historical Heartthrobs is a read that takes a diverse group of historical figures and tells why they are still interesting.... Read More | Share it now!

Release Day Book Review: ‘Shadowhunters and Downworlders: A Mortal Instruments Reader’ edited by Cassandra Clare

Rating: 4 This is the definitive guide to the ins and outs of the Shadowhunter world told through individual essays written by a variety of Young Adult authors. Here’s a list of the topic and their creators: Introduction by Cassandra Clare Unhomely... Read More | Share it now!

Quick and Dirty Reviews for March 2012: Books Rating 4/5 Stars

Here are the three books I read in March that rate 4 Stars. There were none rating 5 Stars. The Host by Stephenie Meyer (SciFi/Fantasy): Stephenie Meyer was supersmart to write a new book of a different genre during the time she was penning the... Read More | Share it now!